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Pasco deputy shoots and kills drug suspect in Zephyrhills

ZEPHYRHILLS — A Pasco County Sheriff's Office narcotics detective shot and killed a man Tuesday afternoon.

The shooting occurred about 4:30 p.m. outside Big Ben's Used Tires, 4128 Gall Boulevard. Sheriff's officials identified the man who was killed as Jerry Dwight Brown, 41, of Lakeland.

Pasco Sheriff Chris Nocco said a detective went to the business to arrest Brown on charges of selling prescription drugs. A confrontation erupted and Brown was shot.

No one else was injured.

Brown has a criminal history that includes charges of armed robbery and grand theft.

Pasco deputy shoots and kills drug suspect in Zephyrhills 07/01/14 [Last modified: Tuesday, July 1, 2014 10:12pm]

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